Continuing Education Programs: Well Management - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Continuing Education Programs
Well Management Program

Training calendar updated monthly.

Continuing Education Requirements

Apply to license renewal of individual well contractors and certified representatives of limited well and boring contractors, monitoring well contractors, elevator boring contractors, and well contractors. Monitoring well contractors' registration expire December 31 of each year. All other well contractor license types have licenses that expire January 31 of each year.

The revisions to Minnesota Rules, chapter 4725, became effective on August 4, 2008. Two changes in continuing education requirements for license renewal took effect at that time:

  • The number of continuing education credits required annually for certified representatives of limited well/boring contractors and elevator boring contractors is now two credits. However, those two credits must be from a Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)-presented or MDH–sponsored program. Limited well/boring contractors include pump installers, pitless/screen contractors, dewatering well contractors, dug well/drive point contractors, well sealing contractors, vertical heat exchanger contractors.

  • Individual contractors and certified representatives for well contractors and monitoring well contractors must still obtain six credits of MDH-approved continuing education annually. Two of the six credits must be from a MDH-presented or MDH–sponsored program.

License/Registration Renewal

For license/registration renewal, all certified representatives and individual contractors must have obtained two hours of a MDH-presented or MDH-sponsored program in order to renew. Individual contractors and certified representatives for monitoring well contractors and well contractors must also obtain an additional four credits of MDH-approved continuing education (for a total of six credits).

A contact hour is granted for approved continuing education sessions when the training continues for 50 minutes. Continuing education contact hours cannot be "banked" or saved from previous years for future license or registration renewal. Sign-up sheets are usually used to document and verify attendance.

The continuing education activity must be related to wells and borings, drilling technology, groundwater contamination, health aspects of water quality, groundwater monitoring, geology, hydrology, well construction and sealing, water systems and water treatment, or other subjects approved by the MDH.

For additional information about any of these training opportunities, call the program's contact person. For other information about continuing education, new training opportunities, or to request approval for other continuing education activities not listed here, contact Norm Mofjeld, Well Management Section, at 651-201-4593.

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Training Calendar

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2016: November | December

2017: January | February | March | April | May | June

 

November 2016 Training
Date Credits Location
November 1 1 The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
Phase 1 ESAs

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Jane Willard
Radisson Hotel Roseville
Roseville, Minnesota
Contact: AIPG staff
November 2 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Mankato, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
November 2-3 4 Northwest Environmental Training Center
Contaminant Vapor Migration and Intrusion

Euler Training Center
1660 South Highway 100, Suite 101
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Contact: Robert Hawkins 425-270-3274, Ext. 100
November 3 4 MN Plumbing Training (Spring Course)
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

New Ulm, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
November 7 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Arizona Rocks and Outcrops

7 p.m.
Jake Dalbec, American Engineering Testing, Inc.
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
November 9 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Glenville, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
November 10 4 MN Plumbing Training (Spring Course)
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Menahga, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
November 11 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Menahga, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
November 16 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

St. Hilaire, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
November 16 5
(1 MDH)
Minnesota Ground Water Association
Fall Conference

University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center
St. Paul, Minnesota
Contact: Ole Olmanson 952-233-4238
November 18 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Fargo, North Dakota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
November 21 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Polar Research “Geology and the Ends of the Earth:
The High-resolution Imagery Revolution

7 p.m.
Paul Morin, Polar Geospatial Center
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
November 30 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Forest Lake, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
November 30 2 MDH Minnesota Department of Health
2016 Well Management Videoconference

1-3 p.m.
- St. Paul, Freeman Office Building, B107
- Bemidji District Office
- Duluth District Office
- Fergus Falls District Office
- Mankato District Office
- Marshall District Office
- Rochester District Office
- St. Cloud District Office
Contact: 651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
November 30 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Waite Park, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792

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December 2016 Training
Date Credits Location
December 1 4 MN Plumbing Training (Spring Course)
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Forest Lake, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
December 5 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Bridging the Geological Features of the St. Croix River Valley
7 p.m.
Jason Richter, MNDOT; Paul Kivisto, St. Croix Crossing Bridge Construction Engineer
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
December 6 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Mountain Iron, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
December 8 4 MN Plumbing Training (Spring Course)
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Fargo, North Dakota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
December 9 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Fargo, North Dakota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245

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January 2017 Training
Date Credits Location
January 22-24 6
2 MDH
Minnesota Water Well Association (MWWA)
2017 MWWA Trade Show and Convention

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Contact: Dave Schulenberg at 800-332-2104
January 23 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Mantle Hunting in Arizona
7 p.m.
Alan Chapman, Macalester College
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
January 24-25 4 Minnesota Water Well Association (MWWA)
Plumbing Class

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Contact: Dave Schulenberg at 800-332-2104
January 26-27 Credits
Pending
Iowa Water Well Association (IWWA)
88th Annual Convention and Trade Show

Prairie Meadows Hotel and Conference Center
Altoona, Iowa
Contact: IWWA Staff or 515-243-1558

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February 2017 Training
Date Credits Location
February 6 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Geology of the Mississippi River Gorge in the Twin Cities
7 p.m.
Alan Chapman, Macalester College
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
February 9-10 Credits
Pending
Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals (IAGP)
IAGP Continuing Education and Expo

East Peoria, Illinois
Contact: Nicole Haas at 815-973-3000
February 20 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
What Would the Rock Evidence for Martian Life Look Like? Microbialites: Rocks from Microbes
7 p.m.
Thomas Hickson, University of St. Thomas
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
February 24 Credits
Pending
Minnesota Geotechnical Society (MGS)
65th Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference

Continuing Education and Conference Center
University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus
St. Paul, Minnesota
Contact: MGS Staff at 763-447-4230
February 28 Credits
Pending
Wisconsin Wetlands Association
2017 Wetland Science Conference

Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Contact: Staff at 608-250-9971

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March 2017 Training
Date Credits Location
March 6 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Medical Geology
7 p.m.
Jennifer McGuire, University of St. Thomas
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
March 7-9 Credits
Pending
Minnesota Rural Water Association
33rd Annual Water & Wastewater Technical Conference

St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
March 8-9 Credits
Pending
South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources
29th Annual Environmental and Ground Water Quality Conference

Pierre, South Dakota
Contact: Kayla Fawcett at 605-773-3296
March 10-11 Credits
Pending
Michigan Ground Water Association
89th Annual Convention and Trade Show

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Acme, Michigan
Contact:MGWA Staff at 855-225-6492
March 17 Credits
Pending
Illinois Association of Ground Water Professionals (IAPG)
IAPG Continuing Education
Holiday Inn and Convention Center
Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Contact: Nicole Haas at 815-973-3000
March 20 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Strategic Minerals – What are They and Why Should I Care?
7 p.m.
Brian Lentz, Big Rock Exploration, LLC
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff

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April 2017 Training
Date Credits Location
April 3 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Fossils on the Iron Range
7 p.m.
John Westgaard, Science Museum of Minnesota
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
April 12 Credits
Pending
Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Elbow Lake, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
April 17 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Glacial Geology of Minnesota
7 p.m.
Andrew Wickert, University of Minnesota
John Westgaard, Science Museum of Minnesota
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
April 19 Credits
Pending
Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Elk River, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
April 22 Credits
Pending
Illinois Association of Ground Water Professionals (IAPG)
IAPG Continuing Education

Kishwaukee College Conference Center
Malta, Illinois
Contact: Nicole Haas at 815-973-3000

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May 2017 Training
Date Credits Location
May 1 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Boom Times, The Early Days of the Oklahoma Oil Industry

7 p.m.
Steve Erickson
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
May 3 Credits
Pending
Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Spicer, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
May 23 Credits
Pending
Minnesota Rural Water Association
Line Tracing

Bemidji, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792

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June 2017 Training
Date Credits Location
June 14 Credits
Pending
Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Wahkon, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792

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Questions?
Contact the MDH Well Management Section
651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
health.wells@state.mn.us

Minnesota Department of Health
Updated Thursday, November 03, 2016 at 11:03AM